School Wellness in the Classroom

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May 9, 2024


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There is a strong connection between nutrition, wellness and academics. Because the local school wellness policy promotes healthy eating and physical activity habits as well as mental and emotional well-being, it in turn helps to promote academic success. Though school wellness itself extends well beyond the classroom, classroom teachers play a pivotal role in creating a culture of wellness in the school community.

Check out the video below for an overview of local school wellness policies, and to learn more about the role teachers can play and how they can get involved in with their wellness committee!

This video was developed and submitted by Claire Hickling and Ilana Patti, Food and Nutrition Graduate Students in Framingham State University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics.